Fill your long President’s Day weekend with these Austin family events, Feb. 16-19

 

What are you doing this President’s Day weekend? It might be rainy, but there’s a lot of fun events for the family.  Check out these Austin events:

Family Science Days. Meet an astronaut, learn about ants and raptors, dinosaurs and space. The public portion of the American Association for the Advancement of Science annual meeting. 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday Austin Convention Center. Free. aaas.org

George Washington Carver Museum. Black History Month Kids Day. Crafts, activities, stories and more. Noon Saturday. Carver Museum, 1165 Angelina St. carver-museum.org

Barbara Jordan exhibit. See an interactive exhibit on the life of Barbara Jordan. Monday. Free. Texas Capitol Rotunda, 1100 Congress Ave. barbarajordanfreedomfoundation.org.

Austin writer Bethany Hegedus has written “Be the Change: A Grandfather Gandhi Story” at BookPeople on Sunday. Credit: Simon and Schuster

BookPeople events: Bethany Hegedus and Erin McGuire read “Alabama Spitfire” at 2 p.m. Saturday. BookPeople, 603 N. Lamar Blvd. bookpeople.com

“Cirque du Soleil Crystal.” It’s Cirque du Soleil on ice. $44-$155. 7:30 p.m. and 3:30 p.m. Friday-Saturday. 1 p.m. and 5 p.m. Sunday, H-E-B Center, 2100 Avenue of the Stars, Cedar Park. hebcenter.com

“Liberty! Equality! and Fireworks!” A story of the civil rights movement. 2 p.m. Saturday. LBJ Library Auditorium on the University of Texas Campus, 2313 Red River St. Free. pollyannatheatre.org

Faerie tea parties. Dress for the fairies and drink tea, eat mini cakes and go explore the fairy lands. 11 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. Sunday. $20. Zilker Botanical Garden, 2220 Barton Springs Road. Register online at austintexas.gov/parksonline.

“The Adventures of Enoughie (Las Aventuras de Enoughie).” This bilingual puppet show features lessons about kindness and is a collaboration between Zach Theatre, Teatro Vivo, Glass Half Full Theatre and the Kindness Campaign. 11 a.m. Saturday, 2 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. $14-$16. Mexican American Cultural Center, 600 River St. zachtheatre.org

Early Learners: Little Builders: 9:30 a.m. (1-year-olds), 10:30 a.m. (2-year-olds), 11:30 a.m. (3-year-olds), Monday. $20. Thinkery, 1830 Simond Ave. thinkeryaustin.org

Cirque du Soleil will be giving a new performance, “Crystal,” at the H-E-B Center starting on Valentine’s Day.

Alamo Drafthouse PBS Kids “Pinkalicious & Peterrific.” 9:30 a.m. Saturday and Sunday, Lakeline. drafthouse.com

Suminagashi Fabrics: Ages 4 and older. 10:30 a.m., noon, 2 p.m. or 3:30 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. $8. Thinkery, 1830 Simond Ave. thinkeryaustin.org

“The Wazir of Oz.” A Bollywood-style version with music by the Sacred Cowgirls. $12-$8. 11 a.m. Saturday and Sunday. Scottish Rite Theater, 207 W. 18th St. scottishritetheater.org

“Las Aventuras de Enoughie (The Adventures of Enoughie)” stars Adam Martinez as Enoughie and Marino De Yao-Pedraza as Esme. Kirk Tuck

BookPeople Emily Ecton reads “The Ambrose Deception” at 6 p.m. Saturday. BookPeople, 603 N. Lamar Blvd. bookpeople.com

Toybrary Austin. Play in Nature: 10:30 a.m. Fridays. $10. Toybrary Austin, 2001 Justin Lane. toybraryaustin.com

Thinkery. Parents’ Night Out: See a movie at the Alamo Drafthouse or go out for dinner while the kids play. Ages 4 and older. $45. 5:30-10 p.m. Friday. Thinkery, 1830 Simond Ave. thinkeryaustin.org

Austin Film Society Sunday School. “Mon Oncle.” This French film is full of sight gags. 1 p.m. Sunday. Austin Film Society Theater, 6406 N. Interstate 35, Suite 3100. austinfilm.org

Exploring Seasons: 9:45 a.m. (2-year-olds), 10:45 a.m. (3-year-olds) Friday. $20 a class, $140 for the series.  Thinkery, 1830 Simond Ave. thinkeryaustin.org

Baby Bloomers: All about Senses. 9 a.m. Saturdays. For birth to age 3. Thinkery, 1830 Simond Ave. thinkeryaustin.org

 

Zach Theatre presents “The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe.” Head to Narnia in the C.S. Lewis tale. 2 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. $18-$24. Whisenhunt Stage, 1510 Toomey Road. zachtheatre.org

Hideout Theatre Presents: Improv for Cool Kids “Stories from Around the World.” Join the cast in creating the story. 11 a.m. Sundays. $5. Hideout Theatre, 617 Congress Ave. hideouttheatre.org

BookPeople 10:30 a.m. story times: Peter Rabbit, Saturday. BookPeople, 603 N. Lamar Blvd. bookpeople.com

Barnes & Noble Events: 11 a.m. Saturdays story times at all locations: “Mother Bruce.”

 

Express Yourself Through Media and Technology. Ages 8 and older. 10:30 a.m. Saturday. St. John’s Branch.

Bow Wow Reading with Bonnie the Dog. 11:30 a.m. Saturday, Yarborough Branch.